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Meaning of officialese

of•fi•cial•ese

Pronunciation: (u-fish"u-lēz', -lēs'), [key]
— n.
  1. a style of language used in some official statements, often criticized for its use of polysyllabic jargon and obscure, pretentiously wordy phrasing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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